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Computer Availability Maps
Real-time maps showing which public computers are available.

Library West

Marston Science Library

Technologies Available in All Library Locations
All library workstations use the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and provide the following array of available software and services. Please review the libraries' computer use policy.

  • Adobe Air
  • Adobe Flash player (for all web browsers)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Shockwave (for all web browsers)
  • Alternatiff plugin
  • Apple Quicktime
  • DjVu plugin
  • Flipshare
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • IE 9
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Pharos/Canon print software
  • Real Player, Enterprise version
  • Silverlight 4.0
  • VLC
  • Write n Cite III by Ref Works

Internet / Database Access

Access to the Internet and online library services, including the library catalog and databases, is available in all the libraries and branches.

Library workstations are equipped with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox browsers.

Web Email Access

Access to most web-based email services is available throughout the libraries and branches.

Word Processing and Other Production Software

Microsoft Office 2010 as other Windows 7 production software is available on library workstations.

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Access
  • Notepad
  • Paint
  • WordPad

In Library West, there are eighteen computers with dual monitors located on the east side of the 3rd floor InfoCommons with the following software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 9
  • Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection
  • Adobe Photoshop  CS5.1 Extended
  • Adobe  Illustrator  CS5.1
  • Adobe  InDesign  CS5.5
  • Adobe  Acrobat  10.0 Professional
  • Adobe  Flash  Catalyst™ CS5.5
  • Adobe  Flash  Professional CS5.5
  • Adobe  Flash  Builder™ 4.5 Premium
  • Adobe  Dreamweaver  CS5.5
  • Adobe  Fireworks  CS5.1
  • Adobe  Contribute  CS5.1
  • Adobe  Premiere  Pro CS5.5
  • Adobe  After Effects  CS5.5
  • Adobe  Audition  CS5.5
  • Adobe  OnLocation™ CS5.1
  • Adobe  Encore  CS5.1
  • Adobe  Bridge CS5.1
  • Adobe  Device Central CS5.5
  • Adobe  Media Encoder CS5.5
  • Adobe  Extension Manager

WebCT Classes and Streaming Video
WebCT courseware and the university's video classes can be viewed on workstations throughout the libraries. Users must provide their own headphones. To aid in viewing or listening to other media, the workstations provide the following viewing and listening utilities and plug-ins.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player
  • Quicktime Player
  • Flash Player
  • Shockwave Player
  • LizardTech DjVu viewers
  • Real Player

Printing
Printers are available in all libraries and branches. Transactions are charged to your Gator-1 card.

Multi-language Support

Library workstations provide multi-language support through the Microsoft Keyboard IME extensions.

Accessibility Software
All library workstations provide a suite of software designed to enhance accessibility. Other adaptive/assistive equipment is available at limited locations.

  • Microsoft Accessibility Accessories
  • Accessibility Wizard
  • Magnifier
  • Narrator
  • On-screen keyboard
  • ReadPlease! Text-to-speech software
  • Access to Dvorak keyboard

Technologies Available for Loaning or Checkout

Laptop Loans

Library West and Marston Science Library each have a limited number of netbooks available for checkout on a first-come first-served basis. Use of netbooks is restricted to current UF students, staff and faculty. See library netbook/laptop policies.

Projector Loans

Library West has 3 Pico Projectors available for 2-hour checkout for "in library" use only. Checkout at 2nd floor circulation desk.

AFA Library has 2 Pico Projectors available for 3-day checkout. Checkout at the AFA Library Service Desk.

Camera Loans

AFA Library has 8 flip-video cameras available for 3-day checkout. Checkout at the AFA Library Service Desk.

AFA Library has 2 camera tripods available for 3 day checkout. Checkout at the AFA Library Service Desk.Microforms

AFA Library no longer holds microforms collections or any associated equipment.

Cables

Library West has Cables ( VGA, HDMI, and RCA/COMPOSITE) available for 2-hour checkout for "in library" use only. Checkout at 2nd floor circulation desk. Suggested use in LW study rooms with 41" monitors.

Technologies Available in Local or Limited Areas of the Libraries

Wireless Access    configuration information...
Wireless Internet access for laptop computers and other mobile devices is available in the following locations.

Library West

Marston Science Library

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Education Library

Smathers Library (East)

Microforms
Microfilm, microfiche, and microprint readers/printers are available wherever microform materials are located.

Library West

  • 8 Digital microform readers/printers/editors.

Smathers Library (East)

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 1 Microfilm/fiche reader/printer.

Education Library

  • 1 Digital Microform reader/printer/editor
  • 2 Microfilm/fiche reader/printers.

Scanning
A small number of scanners are available in Smathers Library, Marston Science Library, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, and the Education Library. Imaging software varies, depending on the location.

Library West

  • Multimedia Computing Area (3rd Floor)
    15 scanners in the Multimedia Computing Area located on the east side
    of 3rd floor (computers w/dual monitors)

  • 2nd Floor - Scanner w/Bulk Document Feeder
    1 scanner with a bulk document feeder attachment located next to the
    printer/photocopier and vending machine
  • Media Production & Scanning Station for Grad Students
    (6th Floor - Graduate Students Only)

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library

  • 2nd Floor
    2 flatbed scanners (8.5” x 12”), Adobe Photoshop Elements
    1 high speed scanner with document feeder

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 2 flatbed scanners (11" x 17")
  • 2 flatbed scanners (8.5" x 11")
  • 2 Slide/35mm film scanners
  • GIMP image editing software

Education Library

  • 2 Scanners (14" x 8.5"), GIMP image editing, HP Photosmart, HP Solutions Center, and I.R.I.S. OCR software.

CD-R Writers

Library West

  • All computers have CD-R/W writers

Smathers Library

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 2 CD-R writers.

Education Library

  • All computers have DVD-R/W writers

Video Players

Library West

  • 2nd floor
    6 DVD/VCR/TV's
    2 DVD/VHS players

Smathers Library

Marston Science Library

  • 2nd Floor, Reference Area.
    2 DVD/VHS players.
  • 3rd Floor.
    2 DVD/VHS players.

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 3 DVD players.
  • 3 VHS players.

Education Library

  • 1 VHS only player.
  • 1 DVD only player.

Adaptive/Assistive Equipment
The following adaptive/assistive equipment is available at limited locations. Assistance is available at each public service desk. Computer use accessibility aids are available at all computer workstations.

Library West

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier

Education Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • Group Study Room: ADA-compliant Big Key XL keyboard, Infogrip trackball mouse, EPSON scanner, 8.5" X 11"

GIS Services

Smathers Library

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